I know I’m not alone in thinking that my child is the smartest one on the planet. I try to limit my bragging to my husband, my in-laws, and my parents because I am sure its extremely off-putting. Its not that I really believe she is smarter than anyone else’s child; its just that I’m constantly blown away when she obtains new knowledge. I get so excited when she correctly points out something blue and says “boo” or correctly identifies a picture of a person she’s only met once. Before you stop reading because you think I’m going to write an entire post about how smart my kid is, I want you to know that I’m going in the complete opposite direction with this one. To keep things in perspective for myself, I’ve compiled a list of things she does that make no sense. We are honestly baffled by this stuff. One minute Chris and I are looking at each other like “future Neurosurgeon over here” and the next minute we’re like “there goes Harvard…”
Here is what I mean :
*Annaliese frequently opens the door to the gasoline tank of her Cozy Coupe, puts her finger in, and then licks it. When we first saw her do it, Chris asked me if that was something I had ever done while getting gas in my car. Actually no, I’ve never put my finger in the gas tank of my car and then licked it. I can safely say she did not learn that one from me.
*On more than one occasion, Annaliese has reached into her mouth, pretended to pick something out of her teeth, and then wiped it in my hand. I don’t even have a guess where she learned that or what she thinks she is accomplishing.
*Another bizarre behavior is when Annaliese will stand up, point to where she was just sitting, and smell the air like something might not be right. Its as if she’s warning us, “Hey guys, where I was just sitting smells really bad so be careful.” Its worth noting that this does not happen after she passes gas.
*Last but not least, she refers to a cat as “na”. We are so confused by this because she can say the “c” sound and can also clearly say “hat.” Logic would tell you that those two sounds could be put together to form the word cat. We have no clue where “na” came from.
For the rest of Annaliese’s life, I will always think she is brilliant. However, when she receives her PhD in Bioengineering, I might have to remind her that she used to use her gasoline tank as lipgloss.